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ESA spent $4.8 million in games lobbying last year

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT

The ESA spent $4.8 million in lobbying efforts last year, almost doubling the NRA which only spent $2.98 million.


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ESA announces large-scale ESRB awareness campaign

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans today for a series of public service announcements to educate parents on ESRB ratings and console parental controls.


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ESA 'Nite to Unite' raises $822,000 for charity

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT

The ESA has announced that its recent "Nite to Unite" event raised $822,000 for educational grants and scholarships.


Red 5 founder calls ESA SOPA position 'disingenuous'

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 9:45am PST

Mark Kern, founder of Red 5 and the "League for Gamers" protest group, talks about SOPA and PIPA, the ESA's shifting position, and how gamers need to be mindful of future legislation.


""Kern says that his lobbying group and gamers need to be mindful of future attempts to make ..."

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California to reimburse ESA for Supreme Court legal fees

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2012 8:15am PST

The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.


"So even the people who didn't vote for any of the officials should blame themselves for what the ..."

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ESA requesting $1.1 million reimbursement for attorney fees

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 11:45am PDT

The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.


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ESA Details 'Essential Facts' About the Canadian Video Game Industry

By Xav de Matos, Nov 01, 2010 2:20pm PDT

A new report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, released today, details the growing video game market in Canada. The report...


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Shack PSA: Sign the ECA's Petition to 'Protect Video Games Under the First Amendment'

By Xav de Matos, Oct 15, 2010 1:20pm PDT

On November 2, the State of California is taking the fight against the video game industry to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite being struck down at...


"The game industry is currently self-regulated just like the movie industry. I think part of the ..."

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Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 19, 2010 12:20pm PST

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer...


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Chicago Game Ad Restrictions Violate Free Speech, Claims Lawsuit

By Chris Faylor, Jul 22, 2009 8:42am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association has filed a suit against the Chicago Transit Authority, claiming that CTA's new policy to not display...


"telling a corporation they cant make games with violent content is a no-go. that is protected ..."

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Study Finds 8.5% of U.S. Youth Addicted to Games

By Chris Faylor, Apr 20, 2009 7:08pm PDT

An Iowa State University and National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) study has concluded that 8.5% of its 1,178 U.S. participants, aged...


"should be one question "have you ever sucked a d@!& for latest mario game?""

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ESA Spent Nearly $1M on Q4 Game Lobbying

By Nick Breckon, Mar 09, 2009 4:31pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Association spent $980,000 on lobbying efforts in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to an AP report. The group spent...


"1 millions?? that's IT? what kind of a louse congressman/senator can you buy for a single ..."

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California Violent Game Law Again Deemed Illegal

By Chris Faylor, Feb 20, 2009 1:22pm PST

The U.S. Court of Appeals today upheld an earlier ruling that found a 2005 California state law, meant to restrict the sale of violent games to...


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Microsoft Launches 'Get Game Smart' Parental Awareness Campaign

By Chris Faylor, Jan 14, 2009 8:11am PST

As part of its ongoing family-oriented efforts, Microsoft today unveiled its "Get Game Smart" initiative to educate parents about family-friendly...


"Are you serious? They are going to rob a f liquor store because they played video games? Let ..."

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ESA Spent Over $1 Million Lobbying American Government in Q3

By Blake Ellison, Oct 20, 2008 3:14pm PDT

The Entertainment Software Association, known more simply as the government lobby for the video games industry, spent $1,090,000 in the...


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